Huawei Watch GT, Band 3 Pro and Band 3e Launched In India
At an event in India today, Huawei launched its range of wearables. The lineup includes the Watch GT, Band 3 Pro and the Band 3e. The highlight feature of all the product includes long battery life and a modern design at an affordable price. While the Watch GT is aimed at a premium smartwatch user, the fitness bands are targeted at fitness enthusiasts on a budget.
Huawei Watch GT
The Huawei Watch GT is a Lite OS based smartwatch which features sleep tracking, fitness tracking, and GPS capabilities. The Watch GT is waterproof down to 50 meters, measures 46.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 mm and weighs in at 46 grams without the strap. The device has a circular 1.39 inch AMOLED display with a 454 x 454 px resolution and a pixel density of 326 ppi. The smartwatch is made out of metal with a ceramic bezel and is available in two models, Classic and Sport.
The watch uses Bluetooth 4.2 to connect with smartphones and is compatible with both Android and iOS. Huawei claims 2-week long battery backup with active fitness tracking and up to 30 days with normal watch functionalities. Although, if you use it in continuous exercise tracking mode with heart rate monitor and GPS set to on, the battery backup drops down to 22 hours. The Watch GT can be fully charged in a mere 2 hours.
Huawei Watch GT has dual chipsets, a high power efficiency chipset for running less power-intensive processes and a second chipset which is up to 6x faster than the first for running features like activity tracking and heart rate monitor. According to Huawei, the combination of two different chipsets allow for the claimed long battery backup. It has an inbuilt heart rate sensor that can monitor and record the user’s heart rate, that can also be displayed on a smartphone app at a later point. It can also record sleeping patterns and suggest improvements for better sleep.
Huawei Band 3 Pro
The Huawei Band 3 Pro offers a less invasive and more lightweight option for those with fitness tracking needs. The Band 3 pro has a GPS tracker, heart rate sensor, and is waterproof to down to 50 meters. It measures 45 x 19 x 11 mm and weighs a mere 25 grams, almost half of the Watch GT. It has a metal construction with a high gloss UV coating and a silicone rubber strap. The smart band has a 0.95 inch 2.5D AMOLED display with 240 x 120 px resolution.
The Huawei Band 3 Pro apart from the touchscreen has a physical home button to easily navigate through the menus. Like the Watch GT, it also uses Bluetooth 4.2 to connect and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The Band 3 Pro has an inbuilt heart rate sensor that can monitor and record the user’s heart rate, that can also be displayed on a smartphone app at a later point. It can also record sleeping patterns and suggest improvements for better sleep. All the activities can be monitored and tagged in the App and then later reviewed for data collection on the user’s daily performance.
Huawei Band 3e
Huawei Band 3e is the most affordable product launched at the event today. The fitness band also offers a footwear mode which allows it to be attached on to a shoe for accurate step and fitness tracking. It measures 40.5 x 14.8 x 11.2 mm and weighs in at 17g. The smart band has a 0.5-inch PMOLED display and is waterproof down to 50 meters, just like its elder sibling. The physical home button on the band provides an option to navigate through the different menus. Huawei claims a battery life of 14 days on the device or 40 hours on continuous tracking mode. The strap is available in five colours which include Black, Grey, Orange, Cyan and Pink.
Pricing & Availability
The Huawei Watch GT has been priced at Rs. 15,999 for the Sports edition, while the Classic edition will cost Rs. 16,999. Pleasantly. buyers will get a pair of Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 2,999 with the purchase of the smartwatch. The Huawei Band 3 Pro has been priced at Rs 4,699 whereas the Band 3e costs Rs 1,699. The Watch GT and the Band 3e will be available starting March 19 on Amazon while the Band 3 Pro will go on sale starting March 26.